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The Best Midwestern Rappers 

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List Rules Artists from Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, or Wisconsin.

Midwest hip hop artists list, with photos, ranked best to worst by votes. List of good midwest rappers includes a filter so you can sort by the groups’s label and what albums they've put out. This list of the top midwest hip hop bands in the world includes all musicians who have released recordings that have gotten distribution, and is an up-to-date list. Midwest hip hop groups and artists are shown below along with any additional genres in which their music belongs. If available, you can also see information about where all midwest hip hop bands on this list got started. These are truly the greatest midwest hip hop bands of all time, since the most famous midwest hip hop artists ever are listed, and the order is decided by actual fans of the best midwest rap music.

You can click on the midwest hip hop band names to see more information about that particular notable midwest hip hop group. If they're near the top of the best midwest hip hop artist list, though, then they should have at least some information available. All the top midwest hip hop bands named on the list also have discographies on their pages if you click on the midwest rappers' names themselves.

Artists on this list include Kanye West and Lupe Fiasco. Make sure to rock the vote by upvoting the greatest artists on this list (according to you). Always vote for things like Bone Thugs-N-Harmony or The Cool Kids if you like them.

All important, significant and iconic names in midwest rap music history deserve your votes, so make sure to choose wisely. You can only vote once on this list.

The list includes all new midwest hip hop bands, and if there are any missing on the list, you can always add them yourself. Just make sure they aren't already on the list and check your spelling, because this is already an accurate compilation of the best examples of midwest hip hop, as well as a good place to start if you're asking yourself, or friends, exactly how to get into midwest rap music. Especially since the bands at the top of the list will at the very least be the best choices if you're looking for a list of good midwest hip hop bands with which to start out. No point in listening to them if they aren't actually good or even half-way decent midwest hip hop bands.

This list answers the questions "who are the best midwest hip hop bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest midwest hip hop musician ever?"

If you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the band's music instead of just voting for the most popular midwest hip hop bands that you might've heard of, but not really listened to closely enough to cast an informed vote.

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Eminem is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Midwestern Rappers
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Big Sean is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Midwestern Rappers
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Proof is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Midwestern Rappers
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Kanye West is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Midwestern Rappers
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Bone Thugs-N-Harmony is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Midwestern Rappers
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Feloni is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Midwestern Rappers
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Common is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Midwestern Rappers
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Chance The Rapper is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Midwestern Rappers
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Twista is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Midwestern Rappers
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Royce da 5'9" is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Midwestern Rappers
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Lupe Fiasco is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Midwestern Rappers
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Kid Cudi is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Midwestern Rappers
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Bad Meets Evil is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Midwestern Rappers
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Tech N9ne is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Midwestern Rappers
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D12 is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Midwestern Rappers
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J Dilla is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Midwestern Rappers
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Da Brat is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Midwestern Rappers
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Nelly is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Midwestern Rappers
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Bizzy Bone is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Midwestern Rappers
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Freddie Gibbs is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Midwestern Rappers
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Atmosphere is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Midwestern Rappers
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Danny Brown is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Midwestern Rappers
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Chief Keef is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Midwestern Rappers
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Brother Ali is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Midwestern Rappers
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Obie Trice is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Midwestern Rappers